Moth Extermination - Pest Control Moths


Moths that are attracted to your porch light and fly inside at night when the door opens seem harmless, if a bit messy to kill. However, those same pesky moths can cause extensive damage to your flower garden, fruit trees, vegetables, and other foliage on your property. They can also turn a lively nighttime social gathering into a huge annoyance.

Moths hatch from eggs and spend most of their lives in the larval stage as caterpillars before forming a cocoon from which they emerge as winged insects. Moths are the adult stage of the insect hatched from an egg. The first stage is a worm or caterpillar, usually seen in the spring. During this caterpillar stage, moths eat ravenously, posing a problem that is difficult to combat. They infest trees and gardens, spreading rapidly from plant to plant. After eating (and wreaking havoc) they spin a cocoon in which they undergo metamorphosis. After they change, the adult moth will emerge and take flight in the night sky.

A well-known example of the destruction of which moths are capable is the Gypsy moth. Gypsy moths are one of the most damaging tree defoliators in the U.S. Introduced into America in the mid-1860s, they are now one of the most notorious pests of hardwood trees, with Aspen and oak topping the list of the over 500 species on which they feed. Because gypsy moths are non-native, they have few biological enemies to maintain natural control. No matter what species of moth is attacking your property, arrange moth extermination by a moth exterminator that will conduct ongoing treatment, safely eradicating moths in every stage of their development.

Indoor moths
Other moths prefer to live indoors, frequenting your pantry, kitchen cabinets, pet food, or garbage can. They feed on and breed in grains and other stored food products, especially dry goods stored in paper packaging. These moths are often brought home in packaged foodstuffs where they continue feed undisturbed. Unfortunately, by the time you notice these tiny moths in your home, they have already found, infested and ruined other groceries in your home and have found hidden cracks and crevices in which to hide and breed. Infestation by food-eating moths is difficult to achieve. Advice and treatment for moth extermination by a professional pest technician can save you weeks or months of battling hundreds of moths, their eggs that blend in with the stored food, and the resulting larvae that eat your food.

Fabric-eating moths are most likely be found in your home closet, ruining sweaters, wedding gowns, currently unused seasonal clothing. People who have thrown out the majority of their wardrobes and battled these pests with home moth extermination techniques meet with little success. They are also detrimental to business enterprises, including warehouses, museums and department store stockrooms. Companies and other venues that sell, store or showcase clothing or transport fabric inventory of any kind rely on commercial pest control companies for ongoing control.

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